Pakistan Crushes New Zealand by 10 Wickets in U19 Cricket World Cup 2024

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Pakistan Crushes New Zealand by 10 Wickets in U19 Cricket World Cup 2024

Pakistan U19 continues their dominance with a resounding 10-wicket victory over New Zealand U19 in the final group match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 in East London, South Africa.

Chasing a target of 141 runs, the Green Shirts achieved a flawless victory in just 25.2 overs without losing a wicket. Opening batsmen Shahzaib Khan and Shamyl Hussain forged an unbeaten partnership of 144 runs, with Shahzaib contributing 80 runs and Shamyl adding 54 runs to the total.

In the initial phase, New Zealand U19 won the toss and opted to bat, facing a challenging situation as Pakistan showcased an exceptional bowling performance. Ubaid Shah, the brother of Naseem Shah, and Arfat Minhas emerged as standout bowlers, both securing 3 wickets each. Their contributions played a pivotal role in limiting the opponents to a total of 140 runs.

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Ubaid Shah showcased remarkable bowling skills, concluding with figures of 30-3 in 9 overs, while Arfat Minhas recorded figures of 6-3 in 5 overs. Notably, Ubaid Shah’s precise accuracy resulted in hitting the stumps twice among his three wickets.

 

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Additional support from other bowlers was crucial, with Naveed Ahmed Khan claiming 2 important wickets, and Muhammad Zeeshan and Ali Asfand each securing 1 wicket.

With this emphatic victory, Pakistan U19 secured the top position in the table, comfortably advancing to the Super Six stage.

 

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